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The Light – [Joey Bada$$]

Joey Bada$$ is an artist who could be in serious consideration to be the best to come out of the best decade, and probably without a doubt the best to come out of New York since that point, he’s an unbelievably talented creative who we here at Lyrical Lemonade have been big fans of. Personally, Joey is one of my favorite artists of my lifetime, he has released projects that have played as soundtracks to certain points of my life, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that he just dropped a new three-track pack deemed “The Light”. The first record is a dark sounding, massive record where Joey really got into his bag with his shit-talking + braggadocious bars. The second joint “No Explanation” is more of an up-tempo track where Joey airs out what’s been on his mind lately, and It features a stellar verse from the always great Pusha T on the back end! The last of the three songs, “Shine”, is easily my favorite song out of the three. It finds Joey sampling the classic record “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” by the legend Roy Ayers, as soon as I heard the beat I was …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

LL Presents: The Bianca Shaw Q&A

Bianca Shaw is a multi-talented name out of Chicago who burst onto the scene with her debut Guns & Roses project back in September 2016. Since then, the rapper/ singer/ drummer has worked with Taylor Bennett on the hit-records Only Difference & So High which also happened to be their first collaboration since her signing under the new ‘Taylor Bennett Entertainment’ label towards the end of last year. With that already-impressive track record, it was crucial to find out more about Bianca in one of our featured Q&A’s on the site, as she is about to blossom into Chicago’s next star. Make sure to dive into our discussion below and after doing so, check out the remix to Taylor & Bianca’s So High record with Twista right here. Photo Credit: Bianca Garcia Video credit: Brian Schodorf _ EM: If you had to, how would you describe your music to someone? BS: Words that would describe my music would be electrifying, rock inspired,  soulful, thrilling, and intimate. My music represents that experience through the combination of genres. _ EM: Your latest pair of releases with Taylor Bennett have both been instant standouts, what’s it like working with him in the studio and can we expect more music …

Staff Picks: Top Songs Of The Month (April)

Listed below are Lyrical Lemonade’s Staff Picks for the Top Songs of April. Shouts out to our Head Editor Elliot for all the help. Let us know if you agree with our list and leave a comment with your pick for the top song of this month! (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) _ Down – Grown Adolescence & Supa Bwe Grown Adolescence members Isaiah G and Aaron Deux are yet another couple of upcoming artists you should be keeping tabs on. Earlier this month, Supa Bwe jumped on their latest effort titled “Down,” and it was most definitely some of their best work to date. Over the smooth, jazzy drums, the Chicago-bred trio put together an amazing effort with Isaiah and Supa trading off with charismatic lyricism. I won’t spoil it for you though, make sure to check it out now streaming below. _ Temptation – Joey Bada$$ While the month of April was absolutely stacked with new releases, Joey Bada$$ also let loose his sophomore album “All Amerikkan Bada$$,” which may just be his best work yet. In the groovy, uplifting track “Tempation,” Joey touches on discrimination, money and the corrupt government in the United States which was a re-occurring …

5 Songs That Made You a Fan: [Joey Bada$$]

There are very few 21-year-old rappers who have made an impact in the music-scene scene quite like Joey Bada$$ has. The leader of the Pro-Era collective has stood out as the front-man since it’s early days that first evolved in 2011 thanks to Powers Pleasant and the late Capital Steez who passed away in December of 2012. Since then, Pro-Era has grown into nothing short of a hip-hop powerhouse that now includes the likes of Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Chuck Strangers, Dessy Hinds and several others of Brooklyn’s rising young artists. At age 17, Joey released his debut mixtape “1999” in the Summer of 2012 that received positive reviews for its unique style of sampling and an early 90’s hip-hop vibe we’ve grown accustomed too from the Brooklyn native. The following year, Joey would release his third mixtape “Summer Knights” which included an all-star team of producers with contributions from Smoke DZA, The Alchemist and DJ Premier. Fast-forward to 2015,  where Joey let loose his long-awaited debut album “B4.DA.$$” in January while on his “B4DAMONEYTOUR” which saw it debut at number 5 on the Billboard 200 charts and, in my opinion, was his best work so far.  I had the …

LL Presents: The Craw The Sage Q&A

Another week, another new Q&A with an upcoming emcee. This time around, I chopped it up with Craw The Sage. I first met Craw through our mutual homie, Rhino, and I have been rocking with his music ever since. Peep the music video below, read the Q&A under that, and after you learn a little something about him be sure to give him a follow here!   EM: Before we get started, give our readers that may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself CS: My real name is Eric Boyd Crawford, I go by the alias Craw the Sage. Craw is simply half of my last name and a sage (n.) as defined by google is a profoundly wise man, especially one who features in ancient history or legend. I started rapping about five years ago when I was a freshman in college. I started taking rap seriously around the end of my sophomore year and my style began developing from there.  — EM: Who are your top five influences musically? CS: My top 5 influences would have to be: 2 Pac for being a revolutionary and embodying that warrior spirit, Mos Def for his lyricism, Lupe for his ability to …